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Can Barack Obama “weather” the Storm, The Union Takeover of his Administration BECAUSE HE SOLD OUT TO THEM IN THE CAMPAIGN!

Here is a prime example and better said than I could put it:

The home “weatherization” jobs in the stimulus bill were subjected to Davis-Bacon wage regulations — a favorite of the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department — under which federal Labor Department officials establish “prevailing wage” rates that must be paid. Why do unions like this system? Because the “prevailing wages” are determined in a way that guarantees they are usually more than the actual market wage, sometimes by large margins. All that finagling takes a certain amount of bureaucracy, however — and time, says Slate.

According to the GAO report:

The Department of Labor spent most of last year trying to determine the prevailing wage is for weatherization work, a determination that had to be made for each of the more than 3,000 counties in the United States.
As a result, the Department of Energy apparently weatherized only 22,000 homes under the program.
Another pre-existing program, which doesn’t have to comply with Davis-Bacon, appears to have weatherized about 100,000 homes.
That’s OK. It’s not as if speed was important last year in terms of putting people to work. Oh wait, it was, says Slate.

“If you allocate money to weatherize homes, the homeowner gets the benefit of lower energy bills. You right away put people back to work, many of whom in the construction industry and in the housing industry are out of work right now. They are immediately put to work doing something,” President Obama told attendees at a recent Town Hall meeting in Elkhart, Indiana.

Instead, a year was wasted on mindless, union-demanded bureaucratic attempts to disingenuously replicate the labor market. Did Obama not know this would happen when he allowed the stimulus to be Davis-Baconized, or did he not care? He knows and cares, but is too weak to stand up to the unions, says Slate.

Source: Mickey Kaus, “Unions Are Crippling Obama — Exhibit A,” Slate, February 18, 2010.

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February 23, 2010 Posted by | 2008 Election, 2010 elections, 2012 Elections, America, Blogroll, Cap and Trade, Chicago, Congress, corruption, Democrat, election, Energy, Healthcare, Joe Biden, Liberal Democrat, Michelle Obama, NOBAMA, Obama, pelosi, Political, POLITICS, President, Presidential Candidate, Senator, Socialist, stimulus package, unions | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Ethics of Barack Hussein Obama are being Questioned!

President Barack Obama claimed his administration would set a new standard for ethics.

Little did we know he would actually lower the standard.

The National Right to Work Committee’s is moving forward in their to investigate Barack Obama’s controversial appointment of former AFL-CIO union lawyer Deborah Greenfield to a key position in the Department of Labor.

Almost immediately after winning the election in November, Obama appointed Greenfield to his transition team to oversee the change in power at the Department of Labor. But at the very same time, Greenfield was on the AFL-CIO legal team which was suing the Department of Labor to overturn union officer conflict-of-interest reporting regulations.

Early in his term, President Obama has quickly acted to gut the union boss reporting requirements intended to root out corruption. But the American people – especially American workers paying dues to the AFL-CIO – have a right to know about this potential conflict of interest, not to mention the Obama Administration’s apparent hypocrisy.

Then there is Barack Hussein Obama’s pet project – The Card Check Law!

One has to wonder if these are all payback to the Unions for their support and financial backing for his election. NO, I guess you really do not have to wonder – it is obvious that is exactly what it is.


June 6, 2009 Posted by | Democrat, Liberal Democrat, NOBAMA, Obama, Political, POLITICS, President, Presidential Candidate, unions | , , | Leave a comment